This week, GoPro had a few major announcements that went public. The company finally revealed its much-anticipated drone called the Karma. In addition, it announced its two new action cameras. The Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session are both major upgrades over their predecessors. The two action cameras will now both support voice control and native waterproofing without additional casing needed.
Starting with the flagship Hero5 Black, we now find that it comes with a 2-inch touchscreen, built in GPS, and a sensor that can take up to 12-megapixel images. Like its predecessor, it can shoot in 4K at 30 frames per second but not quite 60 frames per second like many people may have hoped.
As we saw in the previous generation, should you get the Hero5 Session, you still give up having a built-in display. The camera also lacks GPS functionality and support for RAW files. Having said that, you do get a more compact design at a $300.00 price point. The Hero5 Black will cost $400.00. The Session will support voice commands like “GoPro, start recording.” This will be incredibly useful when both of your hands are tied up with other things. In addition, it is waterproof without housing up to 33 feet deep. The mounts are still compatible so there is no need to replace them.
Among these new feature, is also electronic image stabilization which will result in smoother shots during your adventures. GoPro has even announced a new subscription service that allows you to directly upload your pictures and videos to the cloud. GoPro Plus, the name of the service, is not free. The subscription requires a $5.00 monthly expense, with the first month being free.
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